Pilgrims – by John Doan
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky’s obsession becomes flesh in John Doan’s body. Based on the...
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky's obsession becomes a short film
(Reload Reality Films)
Germany / Ukraine / 6minutes
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
Cinematics – by Pier Paolo
A boring evening? Let’s challenge your friends to recognize all the films quoted in Cinematics. The experimental short film directed by...
A funny visual timeline of classic films and characters
Brazil / 1minutes
Leonard in Slow Motion
The world is increasingly faster for everyone, but what happens when you live in slow-motion? A bathroom break might take...
Leonard moves in slow motion, but lives in a normally-paced world.
(Lawrence Lewis, Barbara Livolsi)
USA / 9minutes
Memory by Design
This refined exercise in style will help us reflect on our obsession of recording and capturing moments of our...
An innovative exercise in style about the preservation of memories.
(The incomplete recordings )
USA / 5minutes
Kokosmos – by Anna Radchenko
“Glory to the Soviet People, pioneers of the cosmos!”, as a dazzling propaganda poster put it during the Space...
A hymn to cosmic enthusiasm in socialist societies, coming up online (not for nothing) on Russia's Cosmonautics Day
Russia / 2minutes
The Eagleman Stag
Peter is a famous entomologist who spent all his life reflecting on the way we perceive time. The older...
An innovative and staggeringly beautiful stop motion story about life and the passage of time. Best Animation at BAFTA 2011.
(The Royal College of Art)
UK / 8minutes
Bim Bam Boom, Las Luchas Morenas!
Rossy, Esther, and Cynthia Moreno are three sisters, better known as Las Luchas Morenas. They did Lucha Libre, the...
Bim Bam Boom, meet Las Luchas Morenas! Rossy, Esther and Cynthia are three sisters and professional luchadoras: their life through family, ring and… pig heads!
USA, Denmark, Mexico, France, Lebanon / 13minutes
Andre Hyland, the author of this surreal short, is what in Italy we’d lovingly call an “adorable dick”, which...
His car has broken down, a guy spend a whole day on the phone while looking for a funnel.
USA / 7minutes
The Landing – by Josh Tanner
It all starts (or ends) in a hospital room, where a mature man stands watching the last glimpe of...
Summer of 1960, a Midwestern farm: Where is the enemy?
Australia / 18minutes
Presented at Sundance, and awarded in many international festivals, James is kind of a fragment of a coming-of-age tale,...
The lonely coming of age of a Northern Ireland's boy on his path towards self-discovery.
Northern Ireland / 18minutes
Abe was programmed to love. Until recently, he had a family: he was living with them, cooking, helping them...
What if a robot that was programmed to love stops being loved by those around him?
UK / 9minutes
The Artist is Absent: A Short Film on Martin Margiela
The Artist is Absent. The title that Alison Chernick chose for her portrayal of the most elusive among avant-garde designers...
A portrait of the most elusive and influential of fashion designer, through archival footage and illustrious guests.
USA / 11minutes
The Cosmic Dope – A Plant Experience – by CLEMENTE
The Cosmic Dope – A Plant Experience by the Brazilian director CLEMENTE, born in San Paolo, is presented as...
The experimentation of the effects of a new and unknown species of orchid: an impeccable style exercise
Brazil / 5minutes
Borrowed Time – by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Animated short film and drama. We are not used to associate this genre to poignant and dark tales, but watching Borrowed...
American animation comes out of its comfort zone and tells the drama
USA / 7minutes
To make his graduate film from Northumbria University, British animator Samuel Blain decided to direct a documentary about ordinary...
An experimental documentary about people's dreams, that feels like a modern take on surrealism.
UK / 3minutes
David Levy is one of the most important art directors around, and his curriculum includes films like Prometheus and...
The only survivor in a post-apocalyptic world is constantly looking for other forms of human life and answers to her questions.
USA / 16minutes
The Surreal Animations of Jan Švankmajer
When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included Dimensions of Dialogue,...
As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.
Third Shift – by Anthony Simon
In the late 70s and early 80s, Los Sures was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City....
The memories of two workers who spent their lives at Domino Sugar, the soon to be demolished factory on the Brooklyn waterfront
USA / 20minutes
Angie Rowntree, the Rebel of Feminist Porn: “Pleasure Empowers Us, It Humanizes Us”
Continuing our journey into the world of feminist porn and its short films. This time our coverage of sexuality...
We met the founder of Sssh.com, who tells us her way to represent sexuality and her last two films.
The Sand Storm
There are many interesting facts about The Sand Storm. First of all, the protagonist is Ai Weiwei, one of...
A sci-fi dystopian tale set in Beijing during a water shortage. Starring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the short led to some controversies during its development.
China / USA / 10minutes
Italian shorts at Cannes Film Festival 2015
As it is firmly established the now multi-year Italian participation at the Marché du Film Court di Clermont – Ferrand, this...
The Italian short films industry "shows off" at Marché du Film of the prestigious French festival, thanks to the support of the Italian Short Film Centre.
Movie Creative Contest: the winner!
Emanuele Milasi (pictured above), 30, from Reggio Calabria, is the winner of our first Movie Creative Contest: an initiative...
"Support the superheroes" is the script winner of the I edition of the contest: a modern tale about the "greatness of being a researcher."
The Boy with a Camera for a Face
The Boy with a Camera for a Face is the multi award winning short film from writer / director...
A allegorical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, told in rhyme.
(A Camera Boy Film Ltd Production)
UK / 14minutes
Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo
Miss Candace Hillligoss’ flickering halo. The title of this experimental short provides in itself the necessary information to face...
A claustrophobic and dreamlike experimental short in which frames from a 60s horror are manipulated in order to reflect on vision and on our relationship with images.
Italy / 13minutes
We Will Live Again
We Will Live Again is a mesmerising shortdoc following Cryonics Institut’s CEO Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99...
Stripped of their blood, filled with antifreeze liquid, and frozen: a looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute.
(Brooklyn Underground Films)
USA / 12minutes
Often action shorts are based on science fiction stories that reflect the current obsession with space and robots, but also...
In the midst of a war between humans and sentient androids, a Delta Force team must rescue the US President.
(The Bicycle Monarchy)
USA / 8minutes
Person to Person
Back in March 2014, New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote an article about the role of shorts in the...
A New Yorker's daily life is halted as he finds a stranger girl sleeping on his apartment's floor.
USA / 18minutes
Carmen – by Giuseppe Cardaci
A group of aspiring actresses is waiting for their audition to get the main role for the iconic opera...
What happens when impossible dreams strive to come true?
(Santa Fe University of Art and Design)
Italia / 7minutes